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2009-07-01 10:10:03

An expensive embryo screening procedure to help older women deliver healthy infants is not boosting their chances, a U.S. professional organization says. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine says an initial conclusion that pre-implantation genetic screening, or PGS, may not help older women has been borne out by several more studies, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. A recent Swedish trial that included more than 100 women more than 38 years old suggested embryo screening...

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2009-06-29 11:32:49

A new study suggests that expectant mothers who have complications early on should be supervised more closely in current and future pregnancies, BBC News reported. Complications during the first three months of pregnancy increase the risk of premature birth and other difficulties in that pregnancy and future ones, researchers said. Additionally, a history of miscarriages was linked to future premature births, data culled from 75 studies showed. The new study may help identify those at high...

2009-06-29 07:33:57

Complications in early pregnancy or in previous pregnancies can predict the likelihood of further problems in current or subsequent pregnancies, according to research carried out by an international group of experts.Their findings will help clinicians to predict more easily which women might need greater care and supervision during pregnancy, as well as enabling new research to improve clinical management of such high risk patients. Improving care for pregnant women and their babies is of...

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2009-06-06 14:45:00

Women who take vitamins before and during early pregnancy may have a lower risk of miscarriage, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. However, it isn't clear whether it is the vitamins themselves that reduce the risk, or if other healthy practices among vitamin takers are responsible.  "These results need to be replicated before formal conclusions are drawn," said Dr. Reem Hasan of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in an...

2009-03-11 16:38:14

Doctors in Cleveland say that a baby beat odds of 1 in 500,000 when he was delivered four months after his mother's amniotic sac broke. Matthew Michael Janson was delivered Friday at MetroHealth Medical C enter weighing 4 pounds, 5 ounces, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. His mother, Denise Janson, spent the last 11 weeks of her pregnancy in the hospital. When Denise Janson's amniotic sac ruptured in November, she was told a miscarriage was almost inevitable. She and her husband, Mike,...

2009-01-07 14:56:08

A British woman said she was shocked to discover that she has two sets of reproductive organs. Lindsay Hasaj, 27, said she was two months pregnant when doctors told her she had two vaginas, two cervixes and two wombs, ABC News reported Wednesday. Dr. Ed Huang, associate director of the OB/GYN Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, told ABC News an estimated one in 3,000 women have the condition, which is known as uterus didelphys. He said he has only seen four cases...

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2009-01-07 07:52:30

Researchers who studied thousands of pregnancy records found women who experience one miscarriage are more likely to have complications in their next pregnancy. Scottish researchers say some women suffer through numerous miscarriages and are known to have risky pregnancies. The study was published in the medical journal BJOG. "Our work, based on the analysis of pregnancy records of more than 32,000 women, shows that a single initial miscarriage increases the risks of pregnancy complications...

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2008-12-22 08:20:00

A new study shows that women who have been around smokers may have more difficulty getting pregnant than those who have not.  Previous studies have shown that pregnancy complications are common for women who smoke during pregnancy, but less is known about the dangers second-hand smoke presents to women who may potentially become pregnant. In a new study, scientists found that women who had been raised in smoking households were more likely to report having difficulties becoming...

2008-12-05 22:10:39

Women exposed to secondhand smoke, as adults or children, are significantly more likely to face fertility problems and miscarriages, U.S. researchers said. Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center conducted an epidemiologic analysis of more than 4,800 non-smoking women that showed those who were exposed to secondhand smoke six or more hours per day as children and adults faced a 68 percent greater chance of having difficulty getting pregnant and suffering one or more...

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2008-11-03 12:50:00

New research released on Monday suggests that pregnant women who consume more than a cup of coffee a day risk a higher chance of giving birth to an underweight baby. The research showed that any source of caffeine, including tea, cola, chocolate and some prescription drugs, is linked to relatively slower fetal growth. U.S. researchers said in January that pregnant women who drink two or more cups of coffee a day are at twice the risk of having a miscarriage as those women who avoid caffeine....


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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.